Last week I was formatting a a report column to a specific number format. I asked myself the question If it was not
possible to use a substitution variable like you can for dates with “PICK_DATE_FORMAT_MASK”. I learned that
this wasn’t the case and that I had to search for other solutions.
Jornica pointed me to “User Interface Defaults”, this option can be found under “Shared Components -> User Interface”. You can set default values for your tables and columns in your apex application.
For your table you can set a default “Form Region Title” and a “Report Region Title”. I was suprised when I saw the options for “Column Defaults”:
- Display alignment
- Format Mask
- Help text
- Display sequence
All very nice options that will save me a lot of time when developing. As other users pointed out to me, this option is not very well know yet very useful!